As expected, Ricky Gervais delivered an outrageous speech at the recent Golden Globes ceremony, which, of course, received very mixed responses. He’s declared that this will be the last Golden Globes he will ever host, and he really did go out with a bang.
Gervais’ comments hound Hollywood and poke fun at various celebrities. Some of his jokes are far nicer in nature than others. Gervais’ response? It was the “best reaction ever“.
Ricky Gervais’ controversial Golden Globes monologue is getting mixed responses from celebrities and fans all over the world.
Perhaps the most controversial part of the monologue was where Gervais said that celebrities don’t have the right to use their acceptance speeches to talk about politics.
“If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world.”
Many of the winning celebs ignored his comments.
Gervais’ jokes painted heaps of celebrities in a dark light. This was especially emphasized in a few brutal comments made towards Apple. Apple’s CEO, Tom Cook was in the audience, throwing the camera a series of awkward smiles.
“Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China.” Yikes.
More awkward smiles and cringing faces were joined by the likes of Tom Hank and Brad Pitt. He also made a comment about Leonardo Di Caprio and his pattern of young girlfriends, and continued teasing him because of his age. Gervais furthermore added a few snide comments in relation to the #METoo movement.
While Ricky Gervais’ speech was controversial, many are praising his bravery and pleading for him to host again next year. Others are surprised and unhappy with his mannerisms during the speech.
Ricky Gervais may have accidentally caused a little trouble during his final night of hosting the Golden Globes, but does he care? Nah.